Speech is the way we say sounds and words – This includes articulation, voice and fluency.
Articulation is the way we use our lips, tongue and mouth to make sounds and pronounce words.
Fluency is the rhythm of our speech.
Voice is how we use our vocal folds and breath to make these sounds .
Language refers to the words we use and how we use them to share ideas
and get what we want. Language includes: Meaning of the words used, how
to make new words and convey the meaning, how to put words together and
what should be said at different times.
When we have trouble with speech, language, or both we say that it could be a Speech or Language disorder or both together.
Having trouble understanding what others say is a receptive language
disorder. Having problems sharing our thoughts, ideas, and feelings is an
expressive language disorder. It is possible to have both a receptive and an expressive language problem.
When we have trouble saying sounds, stutter when we speak, or have voice
problems, we have a speech disorder.
When a child has a speech disorder it makes him hard to understand. When a
child has trouble not understanding what words mean and has trouble using
words to talk to others it is a receprive and expressive language disorder.